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How a Political Convention Helped Save America's First Modernist Skyscraper

In 2000, the RNC unwittingly became a preservationist force in Philadelphia.

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Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.

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Why Restaurant Week Won't Die, Despite the Haters

Every year, critics complain about amateur eaters and disappointing food. So why do so many cities keep the tradition going?

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The Case for Weird Buildings, Indianapolis Skepticism, and a Renter's Respite: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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The Startling Urban Dynamic in Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law

Philadelphia voters are in uncharted territory as the state fights over restrictive new ID legislation.

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In Philadelphia, a Porch for an Entire City

A block-long plaza replaces an unnecessary parking lane with tables, shade, and perhaps a farmers’ market or beer garden.

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A Greener, Safer Empty Lot

How a little yardwork can reduce crime and improve a neighborhood's sense of safety.

This Is Why You Don't Mind-Meld With Your Smartphone in the Subway

Philadelphia officials want to combat such painful examples of "distracted walking."

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Decline of the Day: Stop and Frisk Down 34 Percent in New York

With legal challenges mounting, the NYPD conducted 70,000 fewer stops last quarter.

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The Rise of Economic Segregation

Increasing income inequality is changing the patterns of where Americans live, according to a new report.

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Reimagining an Entire Neighborhood Through Murals

Dutch muralists Haas and Hahn have teamed up to revitalize a blighted section of Philadelphia.

In Search of a Cure for Zombie Neighborhoods

A new study details the rise of abandoned properties in Buffalo.

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Where the Creative Class Earns the Most

Workers do well on the east and west coasts.

Which U.S. Cities Have a Bigger GDP Than Greece?

Ranking the economies of Europe and some of America's biggest cities.

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The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.

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Why Soup Kitchens Serve So Much Venison

The unlikely but unmistakably American intersection of bow hunting, pest control and hunger relief.

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When the Bad Guys Ride Bikes

A spate of injuries and deaths have forced cities to reassess how pedestrians and cyclists interact.

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

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9 Utterly Bizarre Museums

Voodoo, skulls, tattooed skin and more oddities from cities around the world.